Shop Small On Your Next Coastal Vacation
When it comes to planning a vacation, you usually focus on the big things: how to get there, where to stay, and what to do. Got that figured out? Great! Now you can take a moment to pinpoint ways to support small and sustainable businesses during your travels.
Luckily, we have a list of some of our favorite local purveyors, hailing from Seaside through Long Beach. You may recognize them from our packages and products available for our guests (that’s because we love what they do)! Check out our favorites below.
If you’re coming to our neck of the woods, you must know that we love our coffee. With espresso huts lining the roads, finding a great cup of Joe isn’t too far away! If you’re looking for a local coffee roaster, we’ve got three great options below.
photo credit: @corinnekupishphoto for Boardwalk Cottages
Columbia River Coffee Roaster is a local staple, focus on both single origin and blended roasts. They also are proud supporters of the arts scene and local community growth. We use their coffee at all of our Long Beach properties, so when we say it’s good we mean it.
Fun fact: Autumn Hurd, daughter of founder Tim Hurd, is a local artist whose recent work includes our 2022 Pride T-shirts!
Astoria Coffee Company is located in Astoria, OR. A variety of their coffees are available at Bowline Hotel, but they also offer flavored salts, spices, pepper, and great coffee gear, too!
With the company serving coffee to our local community, including at the North Coast Food Web, we are proud to be able to serve their locally roasted goodness.
Sleepy Monk Coffee is located in Cannon Beach, OR, specializing in organic, small-batched roasts with both single origin and international blends. A coastal staple, their variety of dark, medium, espresso, and French roasts bring out unique flavors in their products.
Focused on local development and quality ingredients, Sleepy Monk coffee can be savored at Ashore Hotel.
Not a fan of coffee? Our region also boasts a variety of purveyors who have crafted local teas and related products.
Beach House Teas is located in Long Beach, and has a variety of options, including infused bath salts, loose-leaf tea, and assorted gift options. Try their products out in our rejuvenation package!
Astoria Tea Company is served at Bowline Hotel, and offers a variety of black, green, oolong, and other teas, along with bath products perfect for relaxation.
Shift & Wheeler
Looking for aprons, handkerchiefs, bags, or clothes? Shift & Wheeler is the perfect spot to get your handmade bits and bobs! You may recognize their products from our employees and our different locations, including our chairs at Pickled Fish and The Knot.
We have a curated selection of Adrift bags and satchels available, check them out here!
Another Adrift favorite, Truant Co. makes handmade leather bags, jewelry, and other goods! We use their leather patches across our properties, most recently seen at Inn at Discovery Coast and Adrift Distillers. Get a fully customized bag or wallet, or check out their ready to ship selection.
photo credit: @antrieu for Inn at Discovery Coast
Short Wave focuses on providing a unique and thoughtful selection of locally made goods. Located in Astoria, Short Wave is all about local products, local artists, and supporting diverse communities. Grab a small batch candle, locally made zine, or a handmade hat!
Located in Long Beach, Eden’s Bouquet is a family-ran boutique operation focusing on exquisite details and fine design. Check out their selections of items, including home goods, clothes for the whole family, and handcrafted art and woodwork.
At Purple Cow, you’re never too old for toys! Providing a variety of kites, activities, brain teasers, and fun bits for children of all ages and conveniently located in Astoria, this is the place to go to beat boredom.
Restaurants, Cafés, & More
Dylan’s Cottage Bakery
A staple of the peninsula and beyond, Dylan’s Cottage Bakery has been providing us with sweet treats for over 100 years (you can read about their history here). If you’re looking for a challenge, their Texas Doughnut is a top pick for the whole family (bring your appetite!).
If you’ve stayed at Boardwalk Cottages you’ll be familiar with their delectable doughnuts and scones, as we get them daily. But, did you know they also have sandwiches, local sodas, and other delicious treats? They can get busy quick, so grab your favorites before they sell out!
Our Staff’s Top Lunch Picks
V’s Coastal Market and Deli is quickly becoming a Long Beach favorite! Our staff loves their breakfast options, customizable salads, and gigantic deli sandwiches.
Located in Seaside, Bagels By The Sea serves breakfast and lunch sandwiches atop New York style bagels, along with a variety of coffee options. Our employees love their brunch bagel and garden spot sandwich!
Residing in Ilwaco, Roots serves freshly pressed juices, salads, and sandwiches. Our employees love the green goddess salad dressing!